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Beauvais is a city located in northern France.

A European land administered in Arthur’s time by Lisavander, according to Parzival.

Beauvais | 0 to the 9th century AD

Roman Influence | 1st century BC – 5th century AD
The region that would later become Beauvais was likely inhabited during Roman times. Roman influence in Gaul (ancient France) included the establishment of settlements, roads, and infrastructure.

Decline of the Roman Empire | 5th century
The decline of the Western Roman Empire led to changes in governance, population movement, and the emergence of new political entities. The Franks, a Germanic tribe, played a significant role in the political landscape of Gaul.

Migration Period and Early Medieval Period | 5th – 9th century
The Migration Period saw the movement of various Germanic tribes, including the Franks, Vandals, and Visigoths. These migrations contributed to the fragmentation of the Western Roman Empire. The establishment of the Merovingian dynasty marked the beginning of Frankish rule in the region. The Merovingians were succeeded by the Carolingian dynasty in the eighth century.

Parzival | Wolfram von Eschenbach, 1200–1210